Mets Call Up Outfielder, Demote Pitcher Following Suspension

It was a very short stay in the Mets bullpen this time around for reliever Yoan Lopez. He was recalled on Friday, served a one-game suspension handed down by MLB a few weeks back, then sent back down to Triple-A Syracuse today. 

The Mets have recalled outfielder Nick Plummer to take his roster spot.

Lopez's suspension was back on May 2nd for "intentionally" throwing at the Philadelphia Phillies Kyle Schwarber, only days after inciting a benches-clearing incident by doing the same to the St. Louis Cardinals' Nolan Arenado.

However, Lopez was already back in the minors when MLB handed down the one-game ban, so he had to be called up first in order to serve it. That happened last night. Now it's back to Syracuse for the 29-year-old. 

Plummer has been called up to replace speedy defensive replacement Travis Jankowski, who'll be out for likely two months after fracturing a finger. “He’ll be back. He’ll be back,” manager Buck Showalter said“It’s the loss of a very useful player for us. Travis did a lot of things for us.”

Plummer will try to fill the bill until Jankowski is back. 

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